Giuseppina Baldocchi Obituary

South San Francisco, CA  September 23, 2021 Submitted by Garden Chapel Funeral Directors

{Update: Only 5 days after Giuseppina’s passing, her husband of 59 years, Lando Baldocchi, followed her and passed on September 19th.His obituary can be reach HERE}

Known to many as Josephine or by the nickname her father gave her Pina.


Giuseppina passed away peacefully in her sleep and surrounded by love at her home in South San Francisco on the morning of September 14, 2021. She was 92.


Beloved wife of 59 years to Lando Baldocchi. Loving mother of Julie and mother-in-law to David Schurba. Preceded in death by her parents, Agostino and Nella and her siblings Giuseppe, Elsa and Guido. She will be missed by her sister-in-law Iole, her nephew Massimo and niece Claudia and their families, her dedicated dog Miso and an extended circle of family and friends in the U.S. and Italy.


Giuseppina was born in Massa Macinaia, Capannori, Lucca, Italy. In 1962 she met and married her husband Lando and emigrated to the United States where she vigorously pursued her American Dream. She was proud to be a naturalized citizen of the United States and grateful for the opportunities her adopted country offered her.


Giuseppina was proud of her skills as a tailor/seamstress and learned her craft at the Scuola di Perfezionamento Sartoriale per Tagliatori e Tagliatrici in Lucca, Italy. She worked at Robert W. Gates and Perfit Alterations. She was happiest when she could share her talents designing and sewing outfits or doing alterations for others.


Giuseppina enjoyed entertaining in the home she and her husband built together. She would spend days planning and preparing home cooked Italian dinners. Everyone was welcome at her table where she pushed you eat and instigated political debates that always ended in laughter and big hugs.


Giuseppina was a devout Catholic and a long-time active member of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 7 at All Souls Parish where she was known for her delicious pork roast dinners which helped raise money to benefit ICF charitable programs.


She will be remembered for her love of life, always being on the go and willing to offer a helping hand to anyone who needed it. She was intelligent, strong willed and always eager to meet new people and learn new things. She will be missed.


The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Mary Kurulo and Ane Cook for their many years of dedication and tender loving care. Also, a huge thank you to the Kaiser Palliative Care Team and the staff at Pathways Hospice for their excellent care.


Private services to be held


Donations in memory of Giuseppina Baldocchi can be made to support the Cooley’s Anemia Program via the Italian Catholic Federation, 8393 Capwell Drive, Suite 110, Oakland, CA 94621 or
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